Features


  • Inkjet Inks and Toners

    Ink Jet Inks are on the Rise

    As digital technologies make further inroads into printing, ink manufacturers are becoming more involved in developing hardware and software systems to meet new requirements.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • Energy-Curable Materials | Energy-Curing Equipment | UV and EB Inks

    RadTech's e5 UV EB Expo

    Record-setting conference and exhibition participation bodes well for the energy curable industry.
    David Savastano, Christine Canning Esposito and Kerry Pianoforte 10.10.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    The European Pigment Market

    European pigment manufacturers are developing new product and software innovations to meet the increasing demand for color.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.10.05

  • Resins

    The Resin Report

    While 2004 brings renewed optimism, increasing raw material costs and continued economic challenges remain concerns for resin manufacturers.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • Health Care Costs and the Ink Industry

    Ink manufacturers large and small alike are facing dramatic insurance increases, which are impacting their health care offerings and the bottom line.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • NAPIM Convention Review

    "Consolidation's Effects and Tomorrow's Roadmap," the theme of NAPIM's Annual Convention, offered attendees an effective look at where the industry may be heading in the coming years.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • Packaging Gravure Inks

    The Gravure Report

    As technological advances continue to be made in the gravure packaging market, gravure is now able to compete with flexo.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 10.10.05

  • BCF Declares Ink Industry is Facing a Crisis

    The European ink sector is beginning to revolt against the way printers have shifted a sizeable proportion of their cost reductions to ink producers without adequate compensation.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 10.10.05

  • The Asian Ink Market

    2003 brought more growth to the Asia Pacific region, and ink companies continue to expand their operations into the area.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.10.05

  • Van Son, Regional Ink Companies Join Forces

    Van Son Holland Ink and more than a dozen regional ink manufacturers are working together to distribute Van Son�s new VS5 ink to the large sheetfed market.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 10.04.05

  • Energy-Curable Materials

    UV/EB Raw Materials

    The UV/EB cure market has fared well in 2003, and as the technology becomes more widely used in new markets, the potential for growth in 2004 is promising.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.30.05

  • The 2004 U.S Top 20

    While some ink manufacturers found 2003 to be another challenging year, some ink companies were able to generate strong growth. Meanwhile, the economic gains made in the fourth quarter of 2003 have ink companies optimistic about 2004.
    Staff 09.30.05

  • Additives | Flushed Colors and Pigments | Resins | Waxes

    The Raw Material Report

    As the price of oil derivatives and other key raw materials continues to increase and availability of some products remain a concern, ink manufacturers anticipate further challenges in the coming year.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.19.05

  • Major Acquisitions are Transforming The European Printing Ink Industry

    The European printing ink sector has been going through yet another bout of consolidation
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.19.05

  • The European Ink Market

    While there are signs of an economic upturn in the printing industry, ink manufacturers remain wary.
    Sean Milmo, Ink World European Editor 09.19.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    Ink Manufacturers Talk about Pigment Purchasing

    When the subject of pigments comes up, the talk usually centers on price. Yet in speaking with ink industry executives, particularly leaders at smaller niche companies, properties and consistent quality are also of great importance.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.19.05

  • Flushed Colors and Pigments

    The Pigment Report

    Prices and worldwide overcapacity remain major concerns, but pigment manufacturers are somewhat optimistic about the prospects for 2004.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.13.05

  • Vehicles and Varnishes

    Vehicles and Varnishes

    As the economy improves, vehicle and varnish manufacturers are hopeful that the printing ink industry will see improvement. However, rising crude oil prices are a serious concern.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05

  • Mills and Mixers

    The Milling Report

    As 2004 opens, mill manufacturers are waiting to see if the economic recovery in the U.S. will lead to greater capital expenditures.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 09.12.05

  • Packaging Flexo Inks

    The Flexo Report

    Valued as an economical process, flexo continues to dominate the packaging industry, while making inroads into new applications.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Ink World Associate Editor 09.12.05